Doocot - New Flagship Release - ex-Bourbon Barrels and STR ex-Red Wine Barriques
Full of sweet, fruity character, DOOCOT is light, intensely fruity, floral and complemented by a rich colour coming from the high quality bourbon casks it has matured in. Comprising of the same liquid as our first release Dream to Dram, but undisturbed for a longer oak maturation allowing complexity to develop while maintaining balance, we hope you find the core Kingsbarns spirit still remains firmly within.
Category Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon and Ex-STR Red Wine Barriques
ABV 46% alc./vol
Chill Filtration Non-chill filtered
Master Blender Isabella Wemyss has carefully selected a combination of Ex-Bourbon and STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) ex-Portuguese red wine casks to mature DOOCOT.
Nose Sweet and floral, soft brown sugar with banana cake batter and tropical notes
Palate Pineapple syrup, summer berries and a hint of rhubarb
Finish Kiwi fruit and citrus zest
Inspiration for the name of our new Single Malt came from the heart of our distillery at Kingsbarns. During the renovations of the old farmstead that began in 2013, efforts were made to restore, not replace, many parts of the historic building. One of these was its oldest space: The Doocot.
Scottish for Dovecot, the Doocot sits at the centre of our Fife distillery and holds our first fill cask from March 2015. As a space that once acted as home for doves and pigeons, it has now transitioned to a home for our story, but with its history still very much intact. Our new flagship single malt has enjoyed a longer maturation in cask, maintaining balance and developing complexity. Purchase a bottle today and become a part of that story.
Farewell Dream to Dram
The single malt that started it all here at Kingsbarns has been retired. As our first release back in 2018, Dream to Dram has, and will always have, a special place in our story; the first chapter comes to a close and we are so excited to continue our journey and take you along with us. Read more about this special single malt in our journal - here.
Kingsbarn's have released an absolute beauty with the Doocot. The triple cask gives a really well balanced and complex dram, with amazing richness. Great value that competes with whiskies twice it's price.
Was surprised by how good this was. Complex yet easy to drink, my favourite so far!
The older brother of the Dream to Dram Whisky and what a nice brother. Same Family, but older and like every bottle of Kingsbarns a fantastic cask management! Congratulations to such a light and fruity, but on the same hand a whisky with depth.
It's great to see the progression from Dream to Dram, more body, more depth but still with that trademark light, fruity, floral character. Although still young, the spirit is well integrated. A perfect summer dram!
What a bargain for a bottle of malt whisky!
A hint of pineapple and strawberry but very subtle. A lovely light golden colour.
A smooth whisky to drink.
Go on, treat yourself to a bottle of this Kingsbarns whisky, you won't be disappointed, I think that you will be surprised!